Leading figures from the natural beauty sector gathered in Brighton this week to debate a range of issues – from latest market trends and developments, to business ethics and sustainability. The 2016 Natural Beauty Roundtable brought together a group of 20 prominent brand owners, CEOs, commentators and practitioners for a two-hour themed discussion, working lunch […]
Weleda MD Jayn Sterland tops this year’s ‘Who’s Who in Natural Beauty’ industry hotlist The UK’s best natural beauty retailers have been announced today with the publication of the autumn edition of Natural Beauty News, published by Diversified Communications UK. Waitrose, Debenhams, Holland & Barrett, LoveLula, Beauty Kitchen, and Amaranth have all been recognised with […]
Black Friday, Cyber Monday, even the January sales have started appearing before we’ve sung the New Year in. Loud price slashing has always been most retailers’ preferred way of engaging with consumers, and once our interest is piqued we’re further enticed with BOGOFs, three-for-two deals and any other money-saving offer that can be dreamed up. […]
It’s been more than six months since the team at the Natural Beauty Yearbook and Natural Products News magazine sat down around a round table with a handful of key industry figures and discussed the state of the natural and organic beauty market.
Last week saw the launch of ManOrganic, described as the first online grooming destination with a natural and organic offer dedicated exclusively to men. Developed by the specialists behind LoveLula, the site offers handpicked ethical natural and organic brands including established favourites like REN and Dr Hauschka alongside new brands including Elements and Preserve. ManOrganic […]
Exclusively from Botanical Brands comes Living Nature’s latest shade of lipstick, a ‘vintage pink’ shade called Bloom. Living Nature is donating NZ$1 from the sale of each lipstick to the Breast Cancer Network New Zealand (BCN). Natural make-up brand benecos is increasing its distribution and is now available in Whole Foods Market stores. Graeme Hume […]
Grappling for shelf space, competing on packaging design, POS promotions – these are all familiar, day-to-day experiences for manufacturers and brands alike trying to stay afloat in the competitive world of retail.
Ask the people behind most fledging natural brands where they want to be in five years’ time and they’ll usually mention the name of two well-known retailers. And who can blame them? On paper, supplying the big names sounds like an amazing move that generates serious sales while exposing mainstream customers to ethical natural and […]
Online natural beauty website LoveLula has created a new section called LoveLula Boutique which offers aspiring brands a platform from which to showcase and sell their products. Sonia White, director of the company, launched the new section to actively support young, artisan brands needing a marketplace in which to bring their products to the attention […]
Online natural beauty website LoveLula has created a new section called LoveLula Boutique which offers aspiring natural beauty brands a platform from which to showcase and sell their products. Sonia White, director of the company, launched the new section to actively support young, artisan brands needing a marketplace in which to bring their products to […]
Pioneering online natural beauty retailer LoveLula is teaming up with luxury e-tailing site Zuneta to form a new online alliance. Founders Claire Braithwaite and Zu Rafalat will be joining Paul Fisher from Forward Venture Partners, who will be providing equity investment, on the board of directors. The new group is called Zulu Beauty and will […]
News in brief
July 3, 2020 Jane Wolfe
New kids’ food start-up Mia & Ben has launched with four organic fruit and vegetable combinations in pouches created using HPP technology.
Naturalife Bridport celebrates 20 years
Hannah Bourne, assistant manager at Naturalife Bridport, reflects on the store’s history as it marks a significant anniversary.
Rainforest Alliance publishes new Certification Program
The Rainforest Alliance has enhanced its sustainability certification, with the publication of a new programme embracing more robust criteria.
Biotiful Dairy makes debut in frozen category
UK kefir brand Biotiful Dairy has added a line of kefir ‘ice creams’ to its growing product portfolio, entering the frozen category for the first time.
Know the drill
June 16, 2020 Dominique Ayling
Discovering everything from ‘naked gum’ to toothpaste tabs, Dominique Ayling cuts her teeth in the natural oral care market.
The art of healthy baking
Rosie Greenaway roots through her store cupboard to learn how the therapeutic benefits of baking can be merged with the nutritional perks of superfoods.
Inflammation: the silent assassin
Chronic inflammation is a factor in myriad chronic health conditions but sometimes symptoms are invisible says Jane Wolfe.
A problem for Brits at the best of times, sleep issues are being exacerbated due to the pandemic, leaving many feeling exhausted, reports Jane Wolfe.
Garden of Life®
Your body was created to eat, process, and derive its nutrition from food—real, healthy food. Garden of life® are fanatical about food. The core ethos is that they always start with real foods and these (foods) provide the formulas, the power to be at their best. Completely free of any synthetically created, chemical breakthroughs from […]
Setting Industry standards for Golden quality CBD Products
Over the past few years Hemp and its CBD-rich extracts have made a stunning entrance to the nutraceutical business. More and more people are now commenting on the wonderful health benefits of supplementing their diet with natural phytocannabinoids and new CBD oil brands pop-up regularly as a result.
Leading the discussion around sustainability in retail
The Sustainability in Retail Forum is the new conference designed to help senior executives within leading retailers from across the Nordic region meet the ever-evolving challenges around sustainability. Taking place 13 November 2019, at MalmöMässan, Sweden, the event is co-located with the award-winning trade exhibitions Nordic Organic Food Fair and Eco Life Scandinavia. Facing the […]
The Health Store Open Day is back!
The Health Store’s ever popular Open Day makes a welcome return on Sunday 8th September. Paul Rideout, Sales & Marketing Manager at the Health Store, explains “The Open Day is back by popular demand! This will be our 8th Open Day since we launched the event back in 2009 and it is more popular than […]